Just when it looks like Murlaugh (Ray Stevenson) and Steve have the upper hand on Crepsley, Darren enters the theater. Having fed on Rebecca's blood, Daren is able to push Steve off Crepsley, giving him time to pick up the knife and stab Murlaugh, while Mr Tiny (Michael Cerveris) watches from the balcony, an amused smile on his face. With his dying breath, Murlaugh says, 'The truce...100 years...is over. The war begins.' Darren and Steven then go at each other, but Mr Tiny stops the fight, telling them that it's not time for them to fight...yet. He turns Murlaugh into a little person and revives his body, then he and Steve leave together. Darren is allowed to say goodbye to his family before Crepsley erases their memories of all that has happened. Darren and Rebecca share a kiss, then the three of them flit home. Madame Truska praises Crepsley for 'sticking his neck out' to help Darren. Mr Tall asks for a vote from the freaks as to whether Darren should be made a member of the Cirque. The vote is 'yes.' Later, Darren admits to Crepsley that he once wished he'd never seen the Cirque but now he can't imagine life any other way. Gavner Purl suggests that Crepsley and Darren leave now, but Crepsley wants to give Darren a good day's rest first. In the final scene, Darren gets his own coffin and beds down in it, fully accepting his new life as a member of the Cirque du Freak.